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Gina_M
12-05-2007, 04:12 PM
A computerized facial reconstruction created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was recently used to help identify a mystery youth who died in 1852. It is one of several modern-day technologies that are used by NCMEC’s Cold Case Unit to identify the remains of long-term missing children from around the United States.

The Smithsonian Institution, which frequently works with NCMEC to identify the remains of unidentified missing children from modern times, contacted the center as part of its efforts to determine the identity of William T. White, whose body was found in an iron coffin by construction workers digging beneath a gas line in Washington, D.C. in 2005. NCMEC created a facial reconstruction of White, who was about 15 when he died 155 years ago. The youth was identified last week.

More at link:
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/NewsEventServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=3407

meggilyweggily
12-05-2007, 05:26 PM
Now if only someone could find and identify Charley Ross. He's been missing for nearly as long.

Marie
12-06-2007, 10:17 AM
It's be nice to know exactly how he was identified. Who recognized him from 1852?

Mr. E
12-06-2007, 11:35 AM
Now if only someone could find and identify Charley Ross. He's been missing for nearly as long.

Wouldn't it be something to have the answer to that mystery?

outofthedark
12-06-2007, 07:49 PM
It's be nice to know exactly how he was identified. Who recognized him from 1852?

Through a family tree, I think

Marie
12-07-2007, 01:30 PM
Through a family tree, I think

Oh yes, I'm sure. I'd just love to know the exact story of how it all came about. I'm an avid genealogy researcher and I would really, really like to know the details of this story. I find it very fascinating :)